Stars of the festival
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020
'Imagine - The Music of The Swing'n the 1970s meets the Roaring 20s'
is proud to present top performers this season in Provincetown.
Our performers come from: Boston, Palm Springs, CA., New York City
Rhode Island and Cape Cod.
Provincetown CabaretFest 2020 Stars
Solo Show Performers:
Patricia Fitzpatrick, Warren Schein, Michael McAssey, Nicolas King, Joe Della Penna and John O'Neil.
Guest Star Performer: Angela Bacari
Musical Directors: Michael McAssey, Mike Renzi, and Bobby Wetherbee.
MCs: Patricia Fitzpatrick, John O'Neil, Warren Schein
Nicolas King, who began his singing and performing career with Liza Minnelli at the age of 12, has earned the right to consider a dazzling performer, without the caveat that he is a young performer singing old songs.
He has sung with Minnelli, Streisand, Marilyn Maye, Julie Wilson, and Tony Bennet. His grandmother, Angela Bacari, was Liza’s vocal coach and is also our Celebrity Master Class Coach this year at our 20th Anniversary festival.
He is a native of Rhode Island and has toured the world performing. One of his regular performing venues is the historic Birdland in New York City.
We are thrilled to Welcome Nick back to the CabaretFest for his second time appearing at the festival.
Patricia Fitzpatrick, Cape Cod
Patio Porch Party - White Wind Inn
"Broadway Baby- A Salute to Sondheim"
Saturday, Oct 3rd, 1:00 - 3:00 PM White Wind Inn
Fitzpatrick has performed at Don’t Tell Mama, The Metropolitan Room & The Iguana in NYC, Josephine’s at Club Café, Top of the Pru (Boston), Germano's Cafe, Baltimore, The Sugar Club in Antigua and the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Room in London, England.
Her original show, “Cougars on the Prowl”, with Dana Lorge and Helena Grenot was nominated for the prestigious MAC Award in 2011.
Fitzpatrick, Warren Schein with Musical Director Bryon Sommers, recently performed her newest show, “Memories of the Playboy Club”, at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.
John O'Neil, Master of Ceremonies & featured artist at the Friday Night Front Porch Party -White Wind Inn.
Provincetown Cabaret Festival is pleased to welcome back the inimitable John O'Neil, staunch supporter, entertainer, singer, Masterclass coach, and founder of the Cabaret Festival twenty years ago.
O'Neil, ‘one of New England’s finest cabaret actors’ (Niagara Falls Gazette), has also been called a “cabaret sensation” by Boston Magazine.
John O’Neil is the original creator of the Provincetown CabaretFest first held in May of 2000. He is a multi-talented person, a performer, producer, teacher, actor, dancer, master class coach, vocal coach, and audience favorite throughout Massachusetts and beyond.
The CabaretFest is thrilled to have John O’Neil as our muse and friend.
John recently appeared in Revolution Theatre Company’s production of 'Titanic: The Musical' in the role of Captain E.J. Smith.
John’s CD 'John O’Neil and Jim Rice Live' in the Napoleon Room was released in March of 2016.
Angela Bacari Celebrity Master Coach
& Guest Star at the Saturday Night Gala
at Gabriel's Guest House.
Bacari burst into the entertainment scene in the 1970s. An appearance on the Dinah Shore television show brought her the longest studio applause in TV history for a singing performance!
After years in the industry, Bacari, who resides in Rhode Island, became a sought-after vocal coach. One of her most famous clients is Award-winning actress and vocalist, Liza Minnelli. She worked with Liza, after Liza's stroke.
Angela’s grandson, Nicolas King, was our headliner at the 2019 CabaretFest.
This year Angela will be leading the Celebrity Master Class to prepare our singers for their appearance at the Friday Night Front Porch Party at White Wind Inn
Joe Della Penna "That 70's Cabaret Show"
Thursday October 1 7:00 - 8:00 PM White Wind Inn
The 1970s saw a convergence of genres finding their place on the pop charts in healthy competition with one another - and Joe Della Penna rememberers it all. An avid record collector from early childhood, Joe absorbed the sounds of an era from pop to rock to disco that became part of his style from when he began piano lessons in the middle of the decade.
“THAT 70s CABARET SHOW” kicks off this year’s CabaretFest and features plenty of great sing-a-long, hummable, get-up-and-boogie toe-tapping tunes for everyone to enjoy. This year marks the debut of Joe’s new solo showcase for CabaretFest, and he looks forward to seeing you there!
MAC Award-winning New York Cabaret Artist.
Winner of Best New Series, MAC 2019, 'Piano Bar Live'
“Non-stop entertainment, punctuated as often by his dazzling vocal prowess as it is by his comic genius” - NEW YORK POST.
“He manages to somehow be both cabaret’s most accomplished balladeer, and it’s wildest, most uninhibited musical clown!” - VARIETY.
Michael McAssey is the weekly host and star of OPEN MAC: Showtunes & Shenanigans on Facebook Live and YouTube. He is also the MAC Award winning host of the original PIANO BAR LIVE.
“Mac” has been a popular member of the New York Piano Bar & Cabaret communities for over 35 years, whether at the piano or standing center stage. In NYC he opened both DON’T TELL MAMA and EIGHTY-EIGHT’S, in addition to appearing regularly at THE DUPLEX, THE FIVE OAKS, STUDIO SIX (Atlantic City), ODETTE’S (New Hope, PA), MONTPARNASSE THE PIANO BAR (Mykonos, Greece), GENTRY OF CHICAGO, THE GARDENIA (L.A.) and RSVP CRUISES.
His piano bar entertaining earned him a Bistro Award and his stand-up cabaret act won him one of the first MAC Awards for Outstanding Male Singer and an invitation to make his Town Hall debut at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention.
An accomplished conductor & music director, Mac divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of AVENUE Q, TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT and appearing onstage as Edna in HAIRSPRAY and as Max Bialystock in 3 different companies of Mel Brooks’ THE PRODUCERS.
He is currently on staff at PACE UNIVERSITY as a Vocal Coach. (www.michaelmcassey.com) .
8:00 – 10 PM
Gabriel's Guest House Courtyard
Warren Schein will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Saturday Night 20th Anniversary Gala 'What the World Needs Now is Love'
Warren Schein, a veteran of the Catskills comedy clubs, the voice of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and the red M&M is also a crooner.
Schein, who resides in New York is a frequent guest performer at every top club in NYC. His quick wit, sharp repartee, and Perry Como style vocals have made him a CabaretFest favorite. He is back for his fifth appearance at the festival.
White began his career on Broadway when he was just a kid. He appeared in Sound of Music and The King & I.
He has traveled across the country with his wonderful act, sharing stories of old Broadway and top stars. His melodic voice and Sinatra demeaner invite the audience into his stories. White appeared last year at the festival with his first show and knocked it out of the park. We are pleased to have him with us again this season with his new show celebrating the 1970’s
“It’s Not Where You Start...” Thursday, October 1 at the first White Wind Inn Porch Patio Party